Tag Archives: media

Why Leveson’s recommendations are more worrying than you think

Marta Cooper:

Social media guidelines: Nice start, but still a long way to go

Padraig Reidy: Social media guidelines: Nice start, but still a long way to go

Look who is cooking the news… not women

Miren Gutierrez: Look who is cooking the news… not women

Maria Miller Leveson threat raises fears of politicians interfering in press regulation

Worrying news from Buckingham Palace Road this morning: the Telegraph is reporting that Culture Secretary Maria Miller’s special adviser Joanna Hindley warned its reporters of Miller’s connection to the Leveson report before the newspaper published details of her expenses, notably that Miller’s parents lived in her taxpayer-funded second home. The paper took the rare step of […]

Event Recap: Index debates the UK’s “Snooper’s Charter”

Marta Cooper: Debating whether we need a “snooper’s charter” to safeguard our security

Freedom of expression: Is Cameron getting it right?

Kirsty Hughes: Freedom of expression: Is Cameron getting it right?

Tom Daley and how to deal with Twitter fools

The tale of the Twitter abuse of Olympic diver Tom Daley has dominated social media today. Daley, who came a disappointing fourth along with synchronised diving partner Pete Waterfield in their event yesterday, was subjected to abuse, then apologies, then more abuse by a Twitter user. This morning, Dorset police said they had arrested a […]

Twitter Joke Trial: Appeal judgment due tomorrow

An appeal decision in the Twitter Joke Trial is to be handed down by Lord Chief Justice at the Royal Courts of Justice tomorrow morning [27 July]. Last month Paul Chambers appealed his conviction for having jokingly tweeted in January 2010 that he would blow Nottingham’s Robin Hood airport “sky high” if his planned flight […]

Index debates life after Leveson at the Frontline Club

It was a packed house last night for our event at the Frontline Club debating life after the Leveson Inquiry, which is set to make recommendations for regulation of the British press this autumn. Panellists Brian Cathcart (Kingston University and Hacked Off), David Aaronovitch (Times), Helen Lewis (New Statesman) and Angela Phillips (Goldsmiths and the […]

Max Mosley versus the web

Max Mosley has some ambitious ideas for the internet. Speaking briefly at the Leveson Inquiry today, the former motorsports boss outlined his plans for the future regulation of the British press, on which Leveson will make recommendations this autumn. Mosley recommended a Press Commission to succeed the PCC and create the rules in addition to a […]